Always set goals, but never follow through? Then, start tracking the habits you need to develop. You can use a bullet journal, a simple printable or an app to get started with these habit tracker ideas!
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What Is A Habit Tracker?
A habit tracker is an easy way to track how you’re progressing on the habits you want to develop or quit, so you can reach your goals.
It’s a table or a chart that you can fill out with the things you want to focus on each week or month. You can use it for health and fitness goals, productivity, personal development, even cleaning.
How To Use Your Habit Tracker
You fill out the tracker every evening and check off the box for each habit that you practiced that day. If you didn’t do a habit you don’t check it off.
The benefit of this is that at the end of the month or week you can see at a glance how you did. This makes it easier to track progress and understand why you achieved some goals and why you didn’t see any improvements on others.
As I said, you can use a bullet journal, a printable or even an app if you’d like to do your habit tracking digitally.
Personally, I can’t even begin to describe the satisfaction I get when I check off those boxes. As you might know, I’ve been trying to lose weight after having my baby boy and tracking my habits in a bullet journal has been really helpful…Yet, I can’t deny, it’s pretty concerning how excited I get when I’m filling out that habit tracker.
47 Habit Tracker Ideas
- learn a new language – Spanish, Italian, French, pick one and make time to practice every day. That’s how you learn a language. I’m currently learning Spanish.
- wake up at 6:00 am or another time that works for you so you have some time for yourself
- learn a new skill – you can do this online or offline, I’m currently working on this writing class by Malcolm Gladwell
- listen to a podcast
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Health & Fitness
- 10,000 steps – track how much you walk each day. It might surprise you.
- hydration – did you drink enough water during the day?
- 8 hours of sleep. Think you’re sleeping or not sleeping enough? Time to face reality.
- cook a healthy dinner – if you don’t have much time or don’t feel like grocery shopping and searching for recipes, try a meal-kit delivery service like Sun Basket, you can get $80 off your first three orders here.
- vitamins. Taking your vitamins regularly is important, especially if you’re not getting everything you need from food or sun exposure.
- no snacks. Eating 3 meals a day without snacking has been great for my body and my productivity.
- yoga – huge for me as I’m easing my way into exercise. If you also want to stay more consistent with yoga and do it at home, you can try the free 14-Day yoga challenge by Grokker. It’s free but you would need to sign up for their 14-Day trial first to access all their classes and challenges. You can learn more about the challenge and take a look at their other classes here.
- calorie intake
- no sugar
- taking the stairs
- low carb – if you’re also doing keto, keep this in the first week
- half plate vegetables
- intermittent fasting – if you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health, you need to try intermittent fasting. It has helped me A LOT trying to lose the baby weight. I also write down the time I start and finish eating.
- 30-minute workout
- no snooze – get up right away, snoozing won’t make you less tired
- face mask
- bed by
- call a friend
- dinner with family / friends (listen, it’s self-care for me)
- no phone after 9 pm
- 10-minute tidy up
- make the bed
- water plants (definitely need to track this or my plants aren’t doing great)
Blogging & Money
- new blog post
- productivity – did you finish your to-do list or most of it? Check it off.
- no spend
- hours worked – fill out the box with the number of hours you’ve actually worked that day, genuinely excited about this one!
- pay bills
Well, I hope you got some new ideas about what habits to track so that you can make the changes you want in your life!